The farm is exploding with color and I’m finding it impossible to stay focused on anything outdoors because I keep stopping to admire all of the new flowers that are emerging each day. This week I was so consumed by documenting individual varieties that I didn’t make an arrangement. So, it seems fitting to share just a single rose stem for my #ayearinflowers post.
This is one of my favorite David Austin Roses, Ambridge. It’s soft apricot coloring and fruity scent are out of this world!
The goal of this community-driven project is to highlight what’s blooming in gardens across the globe each week.
How to participate in #AYearInFlowers
Take a photo of flowers that currently are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of flowers from your backyard or a bouquet from your local farmers market.
On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;
On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.
In your photo caption, please share what flowers are featured (if you know them) along with your location and date. Bonus points for listing your USDA hardiness zone and week number (i.e. #week28flowers)
Here are a few submissions posted over the past week:
Shared over on Facebook from Northern British Columbia:
“A bevy of bouquets heading to our Honesty Stand! Filled with delphiniums, dill, zinnias, Maltese cross, oats, white daisy chrysanthemum, yarrow, soloman’s seal, raspberry greens, ribbon grass and salvia! Zone 3 in Northern British Columbia! The start of our flower season!”
From EdgeWood Farm
Blooming in Maryland, by Angela Acampa: Zinnias, dahlias, and baby’s breath:
In Moscow Russia:
In Coupeville, Washington:
In Rio Linda, California:
A note about week numbers: week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. Even though we’ve been doing #AYearInFlowers posts for a while now, this is the 28th week of the year.
By using the #week28flowers hashtag on Instagram, you can sort photos by what’s in bloom this week all around the world. In addition, week numbers allow you to compare what’s blooming in your own garden from year to year.
Next week, I’ll be posting my week 29 flowers to social media. If you’re participating on Instagram, please add the #week29flowers and #AYearInFlowers hashtags to your caption. Be sure to also include your zone and where you’re located in the caption.
Thanks for playing along!